Talk:Byōdō-in

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Is Byodoin really the world's oldest wooden structure? I think the oldest is Horyuji (法隆寺) in Nara-prefecture, not Byodoin. A Part of Horyuji's existing cathedral was built (more precisely rebuilt) before the early 8th Century (probably in the late 7th Century).--Ideyal

--Byodoin, finished in 1053, is quite a bit newer than the Horyuji. Horyuji was claiming to have the "oldest wooden building" title last time I was there, so I hope they're not lying! Heian-794

Merge?[edit]

In my opinion, no. They're about two temples that are geographically separate, were built at different times, have individual cultural and historical significances. They share the same name, but that's about it. Fg2 06:29, Feb 18, 2005 (UTC)

I agree and I have removed the merge tag. Icd 09:59, Mar 23, 2005 (UTC)
Good point, I didn't notice that. Should we maybe make the titles clearer, to make sure other readers aren't confused? - Nat Krause(Talk!) 05:38, 22 April 2006 (UTC)
Worth considering. Still, each has a link to the other. Not sure. Fg2 11:40, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

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"Byōdō-in" translates to what?[edit]

--93.220.34.173 (talk) 14:09, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

The literal translation would be something like "temple of equality/evenness/impartiality", where "temple"="-in" is often used for subtemples (as opposed to "temple"="-ji/tera/dera". However, as with most proper names, I am not sure how relevant this literal translation is. bamse (talk) 20:36, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

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There should be an aerial photo to showcase its phoenix-like shape. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.208.34.57 (talk) 23:42, 10 May 2015 (UTC)